“Where’s Phil?”

EAST MOLINE, IL– Bobby Schilling, the Republican Candidate for the Illinois 17th Congressional District, declared the Democratic Party is attempting to intimidate companies who fail to yield to the party’s agenda. Democratic leadership recently demanded that the CEOs of John Deere and Caterpillar appear before Congress and surrender company documents, a move that has apparently met with the tacit approval of the district’s current Congressman, Phil Hare.

“Our Congressman cannot even muster the smallest protest to this threat to our community’s jobs and livelihoods while he marches in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi, Henry Waxman, and the liberal California Congressmen who run our government,” Schilling said.

On March 26th, Rep. Henry Waxman, the Chair of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, issued letters to the CEOs of Caterpillar and John Deere, the two largest employers in the 17th district, demanding that they turn over any and all documents and emails related to their recent earnings statements and that they testify before Congress to explain their actions. Both companies, along with a host of other Fortune 500 companies, announced that the latest healthcare legislation will lower future profits by hundreds of millions of dollars, which will hurt their employees as well as the economies they are located in. The companies explained in their announcements that they had to estimate the legislation’s impact on profits soon after the legislation passed in order to comply with SEC regulations.

Schilling said that these “companies employ thousands of workers in our district, and the recently passed healthcare legislation will cost each company hundreds of millions of dollars. More importantly, the legislation takes away any incentive these companies have to provide retiree drug benefits. By merely reporting these facts, as they are required to do by the Financial Accounting and Standards Board, Chairman Waxman has decided to rake them over the coals and bring their CEOs to DC for what will amount to little more than a show trial.

“Given Hare’s silence on the subject, it seems that when he has to choose between loyalty to his party’s leadership and jobs in his district, he sticks with his party bosses. My loyalty will always be to the jobs of the men and women who live and work in the 17th district of Illinois.”

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Schilling Condemns Violence and Threats

On March 25, 2010, in Health Care, by edwardpan

March 25, 2010

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Schilling Condemns Violence and Threats
Says debate should go on

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Says Hare should have actually read the bill

EAST MOLINE, IL–Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for Congress in the IL-17 District, criticized the new healthcare law for having a gap in protection for children with pre-existing medical conditions. According to the spokesperson for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which was responsible for writing a large part of the recently passed bill, the new law still allows insurance companies to refuse new coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. Schilling said that Rep. Hare owes an explanation and possibly, a retraction of former statements about the bill’s merits.

“This is a shame,” said Schilling. “Again the federal government and our representatives have misled us. They made this bill sound as if it would fix all of our problems. Clearly it does not. Rep. Hare would have known about this new loophole if he had read the bill. He should apologize for misleading the people of his district.”

Schilling, a native of Rock Island. graduated from Alleman High School and attended Black Hawk College. Schilling, a local business owner and father of ten children, is the Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District in Illinois. Bobby is running on a platform of bring jobs and real representation back to the 17th District. Earlier this year, Schilling conducted a 34-city “Bob’s for Jobs” tour, where he met with voters and employers all across the 17th District.

For more information about Bobby Schilling please visit his website at http://www.bobsforjobsblog.com

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EAST MOLINE, IL–Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for Congress in the IL-17 District, held a “Kill the Bill” money-bomb fundraising drive that pulled in $25,215.67. The fundraising drive was announced about two weeks ago and ended on Sunday, March 21, at midnight. Schilling said that the success of this fundraising drive shows that voters are ready for a new direction in Illinois politics.

“I was only expecting to raise around $5,000 for this money-bomb,” said Schilling. “I am humbled and honored that grassroot supporters came together and helped us crush our original goal. It shows that supporters are fired-up and ready to go.”

Mike Moehlenhof, a grassroot supporter of Mr. Schilling, was responsible for organizing and advertising for the money-bomb drive. Mr. Moehlenhof said that financial support started coming in as soon as they began advertising for the drive.

“People were very eager to donate to Bobby’s campaign,” said Moehlenhof. “In fact we reached the original goal of $10,000, six days early. Then, when we announced that we had to adjust the goal, the flood gates opened. I was very happy when we found out the total amount raised was over $25,000. I can’t wait to do another one closer to the election.”

Mr. Moehlenhof said that the fundraising drive attracted a lot of new donors and that supporters were extremely engaged for this event.

Moehlenhof continued, “People really connect with Bobby’s fresh face and uplifting message. They are sick of the tax and spend, regulate more, status-quo politicians in Washington. His campaign has a message that Republicans, Independents and even a lot of Democrats can embrace.”

Schilling, a native of Rock Island. graduated from Alleman High School and attended Black Hawk College. Schilling, a local business owner and father of ten children, is the Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District in Illinois. Bobby is running on a platform of bring jobs and real representation back to the 17th District. Earlier this year, Schilling conducted a 34-city “Bob’s for Jobs” tour, where he met with voters and employers all across the 17th District.

For more information about Bobby Schilling please visit his website at http://www.bobsforjobsblog.com

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“Kill the Bill” Money Bomb is TODAY

On March 21, 2010, in Health Care, by edwardpan

Today members of Congress plan to vote on the most important legislation in the history of the United States.

The vote on the current Healthcare Reform bill today will take America in one of two directions; either down the path of Europe, where government intrusion and interference, high debt burdens, and high unemployment rates are regarded as part of the norm or down our own path, a path in which we, citizens of the United States, make our own choices, lead our own lives and create a better future for our children.

Together, we can make the difference right now.

I am asking you to join with us on our march to Washington next November, to make sure that no matter what Congress decides today, that your voice will be represented and that this healthcare deform bill will be repealed.

The last day of the “3/21 Kill the Bill” money-bomb is here. Because of people like you we have almost doubled our goal and had to readjust it three times. I wanted to personally say thank you and remind you to give today a final push with your family and friends. Make sure that everyone you know donates what they can, even if it is just $5 or $10. It all adds up and it all matters.

For example $10 gets us 10 yard signs. A donation of $5 gets us 15 bumperstickers. A donation of $8.80 sends out direct mail pieces to 20 families. Any donation helps and gets us closer to beating another record and even closer to getting to Washington.

In case you haven’t donated yet or have forgotten the money-bomb website it’s www.bobby321.com

Donate $5, $10, $15 or whatever you can afford to help kill the bill.

With your help, we can kill this government takeover together!

Bobby

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Introducing the newest member of the team: Chip

On March 19, 2010, in General, by edwardpan

I am a Freshman at Moline High School who is tired of the old ways of Congress. I am looking forward to working with Mr. Schilling and seeing change in Congress.  I think that we need someone in Congress who understands what is going on in America.

The world is changing, if we as a country do not change with it then we will be left behind in the world.

We have to keep the jobs in America and Mr. Schilling is fighting for the common people like my friends and I.  He is working to make it so that my generation doesn’t have to handle a huge debt left behind by a government that is big on spending and not so big on saving.

That is why i support Mr. Schilling for congress and that is why I am very thankful for the chance to work for his campaign.

I am looking forward to meeting all of you on the campaign trail in the future. I can tell, just from my first day that this is going to be a fun ride.

 

Hare Votes for ‘Slaughter’ Rule

On March 19, 2010, in Health Care, by edwardpan

Check it out. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll129.xml

It makes me wonder how he would feel if President Bush had used this to ram through his Social Security reform. Just another reason for un-electing our misrepresentative.

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Schilling within 7 points of Hare in recent poll

On March 19, 2010, in General, by edwardpan

Check out the recent polling done in the IL-17.

http://weaskamerica.com/?p=249

ILLINOIS 17

Sample Size
1,056

Green Party Roger Davis
3.88%

Democrat Phil Hare
38.83%

Republican Bobby Schilling
31.72%

Unsure
25.57%

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Check out Bobby’s op-ed on BigGovernment.com

All over the country, voters have been flooding their representatives with calls, letters and emails urging them to kill the current healthcare bill. Instead of killing the healthcare bill, Congress is now talking about the “Slaughter solution.”

Don’t be confused. The “Slaughter solution” has nothing to do with killing the bill. It is actually named after Democratic congresswoman Louise Slaughter, chair of the House Rules Committee. It is a backdoor, parliamentary procedure in which the House can pass the healthcare bill without even voting on it. Certain members of Congress think that the American people are so stupid that this backdoor trick will actually work in fooling them.

It won’t work.

In 1994, the Democrat controlled Congress tried to pass the same type of healthcare overhaul, except this time they called it “Hillarycare.” While Hillarycare didn’t pass, it led to the biggest overturn in power since President Truman. Voters were outraged that Congress even tried such a power grab. I can’t imagine they will react any differently if Congress actually goes through with this overhaul—let alone pass it through a cowardly backhanded technique.

If the liberals in Congress plan on using a backdoor option to push this monstrosity through, then they better start packing their bags right now.

Is this the type of “change” that Americans voted for in 2008? Is this the quality and type of “leadership” that we expect of our representatives? Heck, I don’t expect this type of cowardice from my 2-year old daughter Sophia, let alone grown men and women in Congress.

Our Congressional leaders need to be just that: Leaders. We didn’t elect our representatives to go to Congress and hide behind an unconstitutional parliamentary procedure and a kooky congresswoman from San Francisco. We elected them to vote on our behalf and represent us. If our elected representatives are truly doing their job and representing their constituents, then they should be proud of the votes that they cast.

I am going to challenge all members of Congress, including my opponent Rep. Phil Hare, to cast an up or down vote on Healthcare. Not only am I going to challenge them to cast a vote on healthcare, I challenge them to fight against the “Slaughter solution.” Prove that you are not just a rank and file “yes-man.” Have the courage to stand up for what is right. This is your chance to prove that Nancy Pelosi doesn’t control every decision that you make on the floor.

If you are going to push this extreme leftist agenda on the American people, then you should at least have the guts to put your name to it.

This Sunday, 3/21, is the deadline that leaders in Congress have set for the Healthcare bill. This Sunday, 3/21, is also the deadline for our campaign’s money-bomb fundraising drive against this health care monstrosity. We have been petitioning our supporters and people across the country to show their opposition to this healthcare overhaul by donating money to our campaign. It should be clear that we are going to Congress to stop or repeal this egregious piece of legislation.

To donate go to www.bobby321.com

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Schilling Demands Vote on Healthcare

On March 16, 2010, in Health Care, by edwardpan

Says voters deserve honest, straightforward leaders

EAST MOLINE, IL–Bobby Schilling, Republican candidate for Congress in the Illinois 17th District, issued the following statement today in regard to the healthcare debate:

“Congress should not use tricky back door maneuvers to pass this healthcare overhaul. All of our elected leaders, including Congressman Hare, should take a leadership role with an up or down vote. If this healthcare bill is going to be as great as they say it is, then there is no reason for our representatives to be hiding behind Nancy Pelosi. They should be proud of where they stand on the issue, especially if they are truly representing their constituents. We elected our Congressional leaders to ‘lead’ not cower behind parliamentary procedures. The least that they owe us is an open and honest, up or down vote on the biggest issue since our nation was founded.”

Schilling, a native of Rock Island. graduated from Alleman High School and attended Black Hawk College. Schilling, a local business owner and father of ten children, is the Republican candidate for the 17th Congressional District in Illinois. Bobby is running on a platform of bring jobs and real representation back to the 17th District. Earlier this year, Schilling conducted a 34-city “Bob’s for Jobs” tour, where he met with voters and employers all across the 17th District.

For more information about Bobby Schilling please visit his website at http://www.bobsforjobsblog.com

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